Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Worshipping with Trinity Episcopal Church
120 Broad Street ~  Claremont, New Hampshire 03743 
603-542-2103

E-pistles


Trinity/Prince of Peace
Union/St. Luke’s
~ E.pistle ~
March 24, 2019
Third Sunday in Lent

Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 63:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:1-13

~ Luke 13:1-9 ~
A
t that very time there were some present who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, "Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them--do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did."
Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to
the gardener, 'See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?' He replied, 'Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'"
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8:30AM Sunday Worship at Union/St. Luke’s (West Campus)
10:30AM Sunday Worship at Trinity/PoP (East Campus)
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Useful Lenten Resources

Lay Lent Quiet Day with the Bishop:
As part of our Lenten observances, the Bishop will lead a Lay Lent Quiet Day on Saturday, March 23 at St. Thomas' Church in Dover. The Quiet Day is specifically intended for all lay members of your congregation Learn more HERE:

· Read Scripture Daily
The Daily Lectionary of assigned readings can be found at www.lectionarypage.net

· Play Lent Madness
A fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints.
For the tenth year running, people worldwide are gearing up for Lent Madness, the “saintly smackdown” in which thirty-two saints do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. On the weekdays of Lent, information is posted at www.lentmadness.org about two different saints. Each pairing remains open for 24 hours as participants read about and then vote to determine which saint moves on to the next round. Sixteen saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the Golden Halo. You can visit lentmadness.org each day to play, or you can subscribe online to Lent Madness and receive notifications of new posts by email.

· Visit the On-Line Prayer Site at Forward Movement https://prayer.forwardmovement.org/

There you can:
· Read and comment on the daily Forward Day By Day meditation.
·  Pray the Daily Office; we offer Morning, Noonday, and Evening Prayer, plus Compline, every day.
· Set your own personalized Daily Prayer Preferences.
· Access three different versions of The Liturgical Calendar.
· And visit www.forwardmovement.org to find more resources to strengthen your faith and heart.

· Download the Portals of Prayer Daily Devotional App
Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play https://www.cph.org/portals/portals-of-prayer-app.aspx

Start your day. End your day. Take a break in the middle.
No matter when you need it, Portals of Prayer inspires you to live each day in Jesus’ name. Portals of Prayer has been a timeless daily source of strength and comfort for 80 years.
Each daily devotion includes a Bible reading, meditation, prayer, and audio recording of these three items
The Portals of Prayer app is free to download. Existing subscribers to Portals of Prayer receive full access to the app at no extra cost. Non-subscribers have access to one free week of devotions. A subscription costs $9.99 per year

Easter Flower Dedication Form due to the office no later than April 11 click here for form

UPCOMING EVENTS:
The Remaining RenewalWorks Workshop are Mar 27th, and Apr 10th.
We will gather for a light meal at 5:30 and the Workshop will begin at 6:30.

*If you were unable to attend the first workshop, but would like to join this important group, please pick up the Workbook and Participant’s Guide on Sunday and touch base with Richard or Cris
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“Mothering Sunday” Service at Union/St. Luke’s
March 31st, 201910:00am

NO service at Trinity/Prince of Peace

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Registration for the **BCH Summer Camp is open!! 
** BCH Camp: http://www.bchcenter.org 
** BCH Camp Regis:  http://bchcamp.campbrainregistration.com

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Online Registration for ***Camp Calumet is open!!
***Camp Calumet Regis:  http://www.calumet.org
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Other Links of Interest:
Schedule of Lessons - http://lectionarypage.net
Episcopal Church of New Hampshire: www.nhepiscopal.org
New England Synod; ELCA: http://www.nesynod.org
Trinity Episcopal Church:  http://www.trinityclaremont.org
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church:  http://poplutheranchurchnh.org
Union Episcopal Church:  http://www.unionchurchnh.org
TLC Family Resource Center: http://www.gbnh.org/index.html

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Trinity/Prince of Peace
Union/St. Luke’s
~ E.pistle ~

March 17, 2019
Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 15:1-12,17-18
Psalm 27
Philippians 3:17-4:1
~ Luke 13:31-35 ~

Some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you." He said to them, "Go and tell that fox for me, 'Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

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8:30AM Sunday Worship at Union/St. Luke’s (West Campus)
10:30AM Sunday Worship at Trinity/PoP (East Campus)

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Useful Lenten Resources
Lay Lent Quiet Day with the Bishop:
As part of our Lenten observances, the Bishop will lead a Lay Lent Quiet Day on Saturday, March 23 at St. Thomas' Church in Dover. The Quiet Day is specifically intended for all lay members of your congregation Learn more HERE:

· Read Scripture Daily
The Daily Lectionary of assigned readings can be found at www.lectionarypage.net

· Play Lent Madness
A fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints.
For the tenth year running, people worldwide are gearing up for Lent Madness, the “saintly smackdown” in which thirty-two saints do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. On the weekdays of Lent, information is posted at www.lentmadness.org about two different saints. Each pairing remains open for 24 hours as participants read about and then vote to determine which saint moves on to the next round. Sixteen saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the Golden Halo. You can visit lentmadness.org each day to play, or you can subscribe online to Lent Madness and receive notifications of new posts by email.

· Visit the On-Line Prayer Site at Forward Movement
https://prayer.forwardmovement.org/

There you can:
· Read and comment on the daily Forward Day By Day meditation.
· Pray the Daily Office; we offer Morning, Noonday, and Evening Prayer, plus Compline, every day.
· Set your own personalized Daily Prayer Preferences.
· Access three different versions of The Liturgical Calendar.
· And visit www.forwardmovement.org to find more resources to strengthen your faith and heart.

· Download the Portals of Prayer Daily Devotional App
Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play
https://www.cph.org/portals/portals-of-prayer-app.aspx

Start your day. End your day. Take a break in the middle.
No matter when you need it, Portals of Prayer inspires you to live each day in Jesus’ name. Portals of Prayer has been a timeless daily source of strength and comfort for 80 years.
Each daily devotion includes a Bible reading, meditation, prayer, and audio recording of these three items
The Portals of Prayer app is free to download. Existing subscribers to Portals of Prayer receive full access to the app at no extra cost. Non-subscribers have access to one free week of devotions. A subscription costs $9.99 per year

~ ~ "Easter Flower Dedications" click here for form  ~ ~

UPCOMING EVENTS:
The next RenewalWorks Workshop has been rescheduled
from March 13th to March 20th.

We will gather for a light meal at 5:30 and the Workshop will begin at 6:30.
Remaining workshops are Mar 27th, and Apr 10th.

*If you were unable to attend the first workshop, but would like to join this important group, please pick up the Workbook and Participant’s Guide on Sunday and touch base with Richard or Cris
* * *

“Mothering Sunday” Service at Union/St. Luke’s
March 31st, 201910:00am

NO service at Trinity/Prince of Peace

* * *
Registration for the **BCH Summer Camp is open!!
** BCH Camp: http://www.bchcenter.org
** BCH Camp Regis: http://bchcamp.campbrainregistration.com


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Online Registration for ***Camp Calumet is open!!
***Camp Calumet Regis: http://www.calumet.org
* * *
Other Links of Interest:
Schedule of Lessons - http://lectionarypage.net
Episcopal Church of New Hampshire: www.nhepiscopal.org
New England Synod; ELCA: http://www.nesynod.org
Trinity Episcopal Church: http://www.trinityclaremont.org
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church: http://poplutheranchurchnh.org
Union Episcopal Church: http://www.unionchurchnh.org
TLC Family Resource Center: http://www.gbnh.org/index.html

Are you subscribed to our Diocesan E-News?  
To receive news and information about the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, 
visit https://www.nhepiscopalnews.org and Sign up.



Trinity/Prince of Peace

Union/St. Luke’s

~ E.pistle ~
March 3, 2019

Transfiguration of Our Lord
Last Sunday after Epiphany


Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

~ Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a] ~
About eight days after Peter had acknowledged Jesus as the Christ of God, Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah"--not knowing what he said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!" When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.
[On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. Just then a man from the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child. Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him. I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not." Jesus answered, "You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here." While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. And all were astounded at the greatness of God.]
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8:30AM Sunday Worship at Union/St. Luke’s (West Campus)
10:30AM Sunday Worship at Trinity/PoP (East Campus)
* * *
The next RenewalWorks Workshop has been rescheduled
from March 13th to March 20th.
We will gather for a light meal at 5:30 and the Workshop will begin at 6:30.
Remaining workshops are Mar 27th, and Apr 10th.
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Tuesday March 5th, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Join us as we feast on pancakes, bacon, sausage, along with real maple syrup, all lovingly prepared by Union-St.Luke's members and community friends. Come and eat this delicious feast with us, donations appreciated by not required. RSVPs requested so we can plan for enough food: unionchurchnh@gmail.com or leave a message at 802.738.0678.

Can you help volunteer? Sign up to bring a lb. of bacon already cooked or other needed item, and/or help with set up/clean up on Tuesday after 4pm. Contact Melissa at unionchurchnh@gmail.com or leave a message at 802.738.0678.
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Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019
Services of Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes
· Noon at Union/St. Luke’s (West Campus)
· 7:00 PM at Trinity/Prince of Peace (East Campus)
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~~ TIME CHANGE ~~
Set your clocks AHEAD 1 Hour
Saturday night, March 9
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Registration for the BCH Summer Camp is open!!
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Other Links of Interest:
Schedule of Lessons - http://lectionarypage.net

Episcopal Church of New Hampshire: www.nhepiscopal.org
New England Synod; ELCA: http://www.nesynod.org
Trinity Episcopal Church: http://www.trinityclaremont.org
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church: http://poplutheranchurchnh.org
Union Episcopal Church: http://www.unionchurchnh.org

TLC Family Resource Center: http://www.gbnh.org/index.html

** BCH Camp: http://www.bchcenter.org
** BCH Camp Regis: http://bchcamp.campbrainregistration.com

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Trinity/Prince of Peace

Union/St. Luke’s
~ E.pistle ~
February 17, 2019

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15:12-20

~Luke 6:17-26~
Jesus came down with the twelve apostles and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.
Then he looked up at his disciples and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
“Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
“Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets."
"But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
"Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry.
"Woe to you who are laughing now,
or you will mourn and weep.
"Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets."
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8:30AM Sunday Worship at Union/St. Luke’s (West Campus)
10:30AM Sunday Worship at Trinity/PoP (East Campus)

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Thursday evenings at 6:30pm – “Inquirer’s Group”
Informal conversation around Questions of Faith

All are welcome
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RenewalWorks Spiritual Life Inventory (SLI)
Thank you very much to those of us who have taken the Spiritual Life Inventory (SLI). As of Monday night, 29 people had completed it. Everyone’s input is important. To ensure the usefulness of the data gathered, we need a minimum of 55 responses.
The Inventory closes at midnight on Feb 17th. If you have not yet taken the inventory, please make every effort to do so by clicking this link: https://www.research.net/r/RenewalWorks2164

Please touch base with Richard if you are encountering any difficulty taking your inventory.

RenewalWorks Workshop Team
During Lent, our workshop team will gather four times to explore spiritual growth and work with the SLI findings. We will consider best practices of vital congregations and explore ways those practices might take root in our own congregations.

Leveraging the findings, we can implement changes in ways that make sense for our church.

I hope that as many of you as possible will participate on the workshop team. If you are interested, please save these dates now: Feb 27th, Mar 13th, Mar 27th, and Apr 10th. We will gather for a light meal at 5:30 and the Workshop will begin at 6:30.
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Shaker Table Workshop and Q & A with PBS host Tom McLaughlin
The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts and the Claremont MakerSpace are pleased to welcome master woodworker Tom McLaughlin to Claremont for this special program. Participants will learn the techniques used to build the Shaker Hall Table designed by Tom. These tips and tricks will be valuable for other projects as well. Full size, hand drawn plans will be available to purchase for an additional fee (cash or check). At the end of the program the audience will be invited to ask questions.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1pm
Where: Claremont Maker Space, 46 Main Street, Claremont, NH – 603.542.3419
Cost: $30 in advance, $25 for members of CMS or WCCMA by the 9th. $35 after February 9th.
For more information or to Register: https://wcc-ma.us5.list-manage.com
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Medicare For All Barnstormers
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 (6:00pm – 8:00pm )
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United Valley Interfaith Project Listening Sessions
February 24th after Church (12:00 – 1:30)
The United Valley Interfaith Project (UVIP) is a local interfaith organization of 13 congregations and social service groups that brings together community members and allies. Listening sessions, led by a trained facilitator, are short structured conversations about issues important to our community. Your stories – and those of many like you – will guide UVIP toward the specific things we should work on together so that all in our area can thrive.
In this session we will be talking about what home and housing means to each of us. If you would like to participate in this session, please contact Richard, or Liz Weber (cbnfvr2@yahoo.com).
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Other Links of Interest:
Schedule of Lessons - http://lectionarypage.net
Episcopal Church of New Hampshire: www.nhepiscopal.org
New England Synod; ELCA: http://www.nesynod.org
Trinity Episcopal Church: http://www.trinityclaremont.org
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church: http://poplutheranchurchnh.org
Union Episcopal Church: http://www.unionchurchnh.org
TLC Family Resource Center: http://www.gbnh.org/index.html

Are you subscribed to our Diocesan E-News?  
To receive news and information about the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, 
visit https://www.nhepiscopalnews.org and Sign up.








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